Victoria Cottages

I’ve often passed, but never investigated, the little run of Victorian cottages off Deal Street.   They were designed in 1864 for the Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes (founded 1842) and are a relic of the low-rise, more domestic east end, community-oriented and pre-war, as documented by Young and Willmott in their very influential 1957 study of Family and Kinship in East London:-

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